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Deb Parizek joined the Simpson Family in the new Coralville location when they opened in January of 2010 and has been a member of the Simpson team ever since. She grew up in the local area and has been blessed with two wonderful children, Brent and Ashley. She is also eagerly awaiting her first grandchild! She received a BA from the University of Iowa and also has earned her Real Estate license where she works part time as an Agent. Whether you just started looking or have been looking for some time now, Deb takes pleasure in assisting her customer's making their house into a home.




Eric Meyer has been a sales associate at Simpson Furniture for the past 3 years. He grew up on a farm in Iowa Falls and graduated with a BA from the University of Northern Iowa. Eric began his career at Simpson's in the Cedar Falls location and then was given the opportunity to assist in opening the new store in Coralville. In his spare time you can find him on the golf course or watching sports. Please contact Eric to assist you in finding the perfect piece for your home.




A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, with her BA in Interior Design and an allied member of ASID, Stacey Epley has gathered a wealth of experience in the Interior Design field and thoroughly enjoys helping clients with the design process. Stacey began her design career in Minneapolis, followed by Des Moines and now resides in Coralville, happily living in Hawkeye country with her husband and golden retriever. Whether your vision is big or small, from a whole house makeover to picking fabrics for your new sofa and chairs, let Stacey put her design experience to work for you.



 
A native of Waverly, IA, and Zach is no stranger to the furniture industry. Zach joined his family at Simpson Furniture in the early 2000's where he acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience about the furniture business working alongside his parents.  However, Furniture was not unfamiliar to Zach as he thoroughly enjoyed shadowing his parents about the business while growing up. Zach is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. After graduating, Zach ventured to Coralville where he became the General Manager of the new Simpson Furniture. During his time off, Zach gets enjoyment out of playing golf, following the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his Wife & Golden Retriever.




Nicole Boots has been with the Simpson family since 2010. She started as a furniture consultant at the Rooms for Less store and moved into the flooring division at the start of 2011.  She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Interior Design.  Nicole enjoys her job helping new clients make improvements to their home.




*(No Pic yet)Keaton Graves - Coralville
 Keaton Graves was welcomed to the Simpson Family in 2011. He began in the warehouse doing deliveries and then was promoted to sales. Keaton has enjoyed his new career and looks forward to helping customers with all their furniture needs




Kathy Flack, ASID is an Interior Design graduate of UNI, Iowa Registered Interior Designer and a Professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Flack Interior Design Associate's design concepts and project management style has developed award winning residential and commercial interiors in the Midwest and beyond. In 2011 she earned the Nebraska/ Iowa ASID Medalist Award through her lifelong community volunteer involvement and professional leadership in ASID. Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and listening to Jazz music.



 
Marilyn Wagner has been selling furniture in the cedar valley for 14 years and feels like she has finally found her career.  Marilyn is originally from Wisconsin but has been in the cedar falls/waterloo area since graduation from college.  She has two sons and three small grandchildren who have also made their homes in Iowa.  She enjoys selling furniture for Simpson furniture and looks forward to assisting customers with all their furniture needs.




Rick Koch has been with Simpson Furniture the past 30 years.  Originally from western Iowa, he started working in the flooring and furniture business in the late 60's.  Rick ended up in the Cedar Valley after transferring to UNI.  Helping people and working with the wide range of customers has helped to develop relationships lasting for years.  Rick has always had a serious hobby in the music business and enjoys family especially his grandchildren and an occasional round of golf.




Ben Withers is originally from Waverly and has been working at Simpsons since 2001.  He started with the company as a part-time salesperson while going to the University of Northern Iowa to study business management.  Ben is now a sales manager for Simpsons in addition to being a knowledgeable salesperson.  Ben's favorite part of his job is meeting and developing relationships with both new and loyal Simpson Furniture customers.  He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf when he is not working.




Carol has enjoyed working for Simpson Furniture now for a little over 5 years, with the first 4 years and 9 months at the Simpson Rooms 4 Less location.  She really enjoys helping people find specific items they are looking for from all the choices on our floor or from all the possibilities available through special order.  When Carol is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, 2 grown sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.  Teaching Sunday School and other church activities along with lots of outdoor activities keep Carol very busy.




Brandy Reisinger, Allied ASID, has worked at Flack Interior Design Assoc.,  now the interior design division of Simpsons, for 3 ½ years; working with Kathy for a total of almost 9 years. She graduated from UNI with a BA in Interior Design. She has a daughter, Anna with her husband John and they are very happily expecting again. She also enjoys the rewards of helping clients make their home into something they absolutely love!




Hello! My name is Katie Patterson and I have grown up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I graduated in 2010 at Hawkeye Community College with an Associate degree in Interior Design. Throughout my two years at Hawkeye I worked as a Kitchen & Bath Consultant at The Home Depot. In April of 2010, I became a part of the Simpson family by landing an internship with Flack Interior Design Associates (Division of Simpson Furniture). From the very beginning I have enjoyed the atmosphere of Simpson's family. Currently, I work on the sales floor as a Design Consultant, emphasizing the need for a functional and personal living space. In my free time, my husband Luke and I enjoy our baby girl, Lane Kate Patterson born June of 2011, I also enjoy decorating and rearranging our home, cooking new meals, and spending quality time with family and friends.




Tom Cagley was born and raised right here in the cedar valley. He has been with Simpson's for over 20 years and in the furniture industry for nearly 30 years. His favorite part of the job is the people. Meeting and developing relationships with the Simpson customers that has lasted his entire career. Tom enjoys spending time with his family, grand children, and hunting and fishing when not at work.




Rene Soldwisch has been with Simpson Furniture since July of 2008 and has been in the furniture industry for over fifteen years.  Rene feels she works with the best clients imaginable.  Her children all live in the Cedar Falls area and any spare time she has between her career and classes she enjoys spending with them and her granddaughter.




Sandy Risvold started working for Simpson Furniture in 1990 while doing an intern through Iowa State University. After graduating from ISU, she started full time. Sandy is apart of Simpson's flooring division and enjoys assisting clients enhance their home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.




Kelly Ellingson joined the Simpson team in 2010 after moving to Iowa from Phoenix. Kelly is part of the flooring department, working with both residential and commercial clients. She loves working with clients and helping them with their flooring decisions.




Jeff Mick is a native of Waverly, Iowa.  He has been working at Simpsons for the past 14 years.  He is now the service manager and a sales manager at Simpson's.  His favorite part of the job is meeting and developing lasting relationships with customers.  He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and golfing when not at work.


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